Woman arrested as Nottinghamshire Police assist with fraud warrant

Specialist teams from Nottinghamshire Police who were investigating reports of fraud totaling over £100,000 descended on a house in Ruddington this week as part of a proactive and intelligence-led action into the claims.

Officers from Operation Reacher, a unit that specialises in organised crime group (OCGs), along with investigators from the Department for Work and Pensions, carried out the warrant on Tuesday, September 28 as part of an investigation into false claims for benefits.

It is alleged that members of the public had been coerced into giving personal details, which had then been used to falsely claim Universal Credit.